A boot camp is an in-person, example-driven workshop, typically two or three days long. A boot camp covers the core skills needed to be productive in a small research team: basic programming skills, version control, testing, using the shell, and relational databases.
Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Participants usually work on their own computers (typically laptops) using either native software or a standard set of packages running in a virtual machine. This ensures that they have a working environment when the boot camp is done.
All boot camp participants are required to abide by our code of conduct to ensure that all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
To help us improve our instruction, we have prepared a pre-assessment questionnaire for learners that can be used to ensure instruction is at the right level, a post-assessment questionnaire for learners to help us determine how well the bootcamp went, and a post-assessment questionnaire for instructors for calibration. Please contact us if you are organizing a bootcamp for help delivering and evaluating these questionnaires.
|Glasgow University||restricted||Dec 12-13, 2013|
|University of New Brunswick||restricted||Jan 6-7, 2014|
|Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge||restricted||Jan 7-8, 2014|
|Iowa State University||restricted||Jan 8-9, 2014|
|Library Sciences in Toronto||open||Jan 13-14, 2014|
|Coastal Institute, University of Rhode Island||restricted||Jan 13-14, 2014|
|University of Manchester||restricted||Jan 14-15, 2014|
|University of California Berkeley||open||Jan 18-19, 2014|
|CRIM (Montreal)||open||Jan 20-21, 2014|
|Stanford University||restricted||Jan 27-28, 2014|
|University of Miami||restricted||Jan 27-28, 2014|
|University of Illinois, Computational Science and Engineering||open||Jan 30-31, 2014|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||restricted||Jan 30-31, 2014|
|University of California Santa Barbara||open||Jan 31-Feb 1, 2014|
|The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)||open||Feb 3-4, 2014|
|AMOS conference||restricted||Feb 10-11, 2014|
|Mozilla Toronto||open||Feb 11-12, 2014|
|University of New South Wales||restricted||Feb 13-14, 2014|
|University of Technology, Sydney||restricted||Feb 18-19, 2014|
|Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory||open||Apr 14-15, 2014|